[soh-vee-i-tiz-uh m]


(sometimes lowercase) a soviet system of government.
(often lowercase) the practices and principles of a soviet government, especially as it implies communism.
a characteristic, mannerism, phrase, etc., expressive of or identifiable with the ideology of the Soviet Union.

Origin of Sovietism

First recorded in 1915–20; soviet + -ism
Related formsSo·vi·et·ist, noun, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sovietism

Historical Examples of sovietism

  • Sovietism is only a rough Russian realisation of German ideals.

    The New Germany

    George Young

  • Should France overthrow capitalism, for instance, she will at first establish Sovietism, and subsequently combine with us.

    The Red Conspiracy

    Joseph J. Mereto

  • If Bolshevism meant Sovietism and merely is a constitutional conflict between parliamentary and council government, it could.

    The New Germany

    George Young

British Dictionary definitions for sovietism


noun (sometimes capital)

the principle or practice of government through soviets, esp as practised in the former Soviet Union
any characteristic deemed representative of Soviet ideology
Derived Formssovietist, noun, adjectivesovietistic, adjective
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